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AL to stage the biggest rally ever in March 7

The Awami League on Wednesday announced that the party would stage the biggest mass rally ever in the capital to coincide with the historic March 7 apparently to make a showdown against BNP’s March 12 grand rally. The ruling party leaders announced the programme on Wednesday from a joint meeting at AL central office on […]

Sequel to Padma Bridge row: World Bank holds back $1b budgetary support fund

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By Jagaran Chakma World Bank’s dispute with Bangladesh, over funds for the Padma Multipurpose Bridge, has cast a shadow on other projects of the Bank in the country, as the multilateral lending agency has decided to hold back the US$ 1.0 billion budgetary support to Bangladesh for the current fiscal year, sources at the Economic […]

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No-Fly List Used as Extrajudicial Punishment for Muslims

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[Munia Jabbar (mjabbar@cair.com) and Gadeir Abbas (gabbas@cair.com) are staff attorneys with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties organization.] What if you left the United States for a short trip abroad, but when you tried to come home to your job, family and life in America, your government would not […]

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Efforts on to track down fugitive BDR mutineers: Tuku

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  Reported by: UNBConnect Reported on: February 25, 2012 20:14 PM Reported in: National   Dhaka, Feb 25 (UNB) – State Minister for Home Affairs Advocate Shamsul Hoque Tuku on Saturday said efforts are on to track down the BDR jawans who have been on the run since the BDR massacre on February25-26 in 2009. […]

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REMEMBERING THE MASSACRE, Faruque Khan backtracks on his views

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The Daily Star, 24 March 2009 Militants’ Link Faruque Khan backtracks on his views Staff Correspondent Commerce Minister Lt Col (retd) Faruk Khan yesterday retracted his earlier comments linking Islamist militants to the Pilkhana carnage. He said the statements he had made before were not based on probe findings; rather they were his personal observations. […]

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February 27, 2012 As the nation Saturday mourned the February 2009 Pilkhana tragedy, Director-General of the Border Guard Bangladesh Major-General Anwar Hossain said the ongoing trial of the BDR mutineers is likely to be completed by middle of this year. “We are giving priority to completing the trial in a fair and transparent manner,” the […]

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BNP has sided with 'war criminals', claims Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has once again said BNP was trying to hinder the war crimes trial and added that her government would try the crimes against humanity perpetrated in the 1971. “BNP has sided with the war criminals and with those who committed crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War. BNP never wants […]

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President pardons a criminal twice

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Yet again, the president has granted mercy to convicted killer AHM Biplob in two murder cases, reducing his life sentences to 10-year imprisonment in each case. Biplob is the son of Abu Taher, an Awami League leader and mayor of Laxmipur municipality. Earlier in last July, Biplob was pardoned by President Zillur Rahman in advocate […]

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Third anniversary of BDR mutiny: Horrors still haunt nation, lenghthy trial process questioned

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By Nazmus Saquib Today is the third anniversary of the infamous BDR mutiny. On this very day in 2009, some disgruntled BDR Jawans brutally killed their senior bosses to protest what they called ‘unfair treatment.’ February 25-26 is one of the cruelest times in Bangladesh as it saddens right-minded people greatly. One of the most […]

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Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus has expressed concern over the future of Grameen Bank as the government has yet to find a managing director to lead the country’s largest microlender since removing him from the position last year. “They (the government) removed me and still they couldn’t find a replacement. We’re worried about the future of […]

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International Mother Language Institute: Potential that Remains Largely unexplored

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By Sheikh Iraj Ever since the birth of Bangladesh, we have been commemorating the sacrifices made on February 21 by offering our heartfelt love and homage to the language martyrs. And Since 2000, February 21 had become of day of significance for all nations across the world. At the 30th General session of the UNESCO […]

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Journalist Couple Murder Probe; Cops claim progress

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  Investigators yesterday claimed that they had made headway in the probe into the gruesome murders of the journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi. They, however, refused to divulge any details before arresting the culprits. The law enforcers could not arrest anyone in connection with the murder till last night. Earlier on Saturday afternoon, […]

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